NFL Notes: Zach Brown, Combine, Draft, Seahawks

Zach Brown

  • The Redskins signed LB Zach Brown to a one-year contract worth $2.3 million that can increase in value up to $4.6 million based on incentives. Brown gets just $700,000 fully guaranteed as part of this contract. (Joel Corry)
  • John Keim points out that 32 inside linebackers will carry higher cap figures for the 2017 season than Brown.


Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told reporters on Wednesday that the NFL held a confidential meeting at the league meetings last month on how to improve the combine.

“The process has to remain pure,” Newsome said, via “I think that gives the players the time and the opportunity that they need, and it gives us what we need to properly evaluate the players.”

Unfortunately, Newsome didn’t disclose any information about potential changes being considered by the league.


  • Wayne State OL Nate Theaker and Robert Kelly had private workouts for the Buccaneers and will be at the Lions’ local prospects day. (Dave Birkett)
  • Southern Miss DL Dylan Bradley is visiting the Vikings. (Darren Wolfson)
  • Baylor QB Seth Russell will attend the Cowboys’ local prospects day on Friday. (Charean Williams)
  • The Patriots worked out Florida State WR Travis Rudolph on Wednesday. (Tony Pauline)
  • San Jose State WR Tim Crawley has been invited to the 49ers and Raiders’ local prospect days, and has interest from the Falcons, Texans and Browns. (Aaron Wilson)


  • Sheil Kapadia writes that a reasonable comp in regards to a new contract extension for Seahawks S Kam Chancellor would be the four-year, $55.085 million deal signed by Dolphins S Reshad Jones this offseason.
  • Kapadia expects Chancellor to be looking for something close to this or possibly more.
  • The franchise tag would run Seattle around $10.8 million per year, which is pretty close to the $11 million Jones is making with Miami.
  • Kapadia mentions that the opportunity to test the open market could appeal to Chancellor, especially considering that there should be a number of teams interested in sign him to a big-money contract.
  • According to Jason La Canfora, “odds are Richard Sherman is a Seahawk in 2017.” However, Seattle has been very honest and upfront with Sherman that they’ve spoken to teams about potential trades.
  • La Canfora notes that Sherman is currently his own agent.

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